Sports Direct has appointed Mike Ashley as CEO with immediate effect, after confirming Dave Forsey had resigned from the role yesterday. "Mike Ashley will continue to be supported by the existing executive management team, and Dave Forsey has agreed to facilitate a smooth handover of his responsibilities," the company said in a statement. "In addition, the Company is pleased to announce that Karen Byers has been promoted to the role of Global Head of Operations, and Sean Nevitt has been promoted to the role of Global Head of Commercial, both with immediate effect." Ashley said: "I feel like I have lost my right arm, but I do hope to have the opportunity to work with Dave again in the future."
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